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Postby Garmachi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:24 am

Wow Carter, where did that come from? The big galoot I've grown to know and love over the years would say "Gary... Bonehead... look. Just between you, me and the lamp post, she's losin' the foot. Period."

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Postby biggaloot » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:20 am

I have always believed that your attitude has a profound influence on success or failure. The question - in my mind at least - is wether or not you can dig deep enough within yourself to convince your mind to allow your body to do something. To paraphase very liberally: How bad do you want it? You hear that a lot. The human body has an amazing ability to withstand abuse and heal itself. The only hang up is that the mind has to allow it to happen. Your brain, no matter how intelligent and smart you are, can and usually does hinder you when you are pushing your maximum limits. The secret is to figure out how to bypass that shutoff. I can't do it. VERY few people can. Those who can are paraded arouond as super-human or something of the like.
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Postby Garmachi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:41 am

biggaloot wrote:...The secret is to figure out how to bypass that shutoff. I can't do it....


Well, not with THAT attitude, you can't.

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Postby twister » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:09 pm

biggaloot wrote:Your brain, no matter how intelligent and smart you are, can and usually does hinder you when you are pushing your maximum limits. The secret is to figure out how to bypass that shutoff. I can't do it. VERY few people can. Those who can are paraded arouond as super-human or something of the like.


Look at what you just said Carter. Now go back and re-read it very slowly. To me it says that the only one in control of my destiny is me and if I just think hard about it I can make this operation a success. Do you have any idea how long I sit in Physical Therapy and will my toes to curl? I have spent umpteen hours doing that because that is what my therapists tell me to do. There is no connection between my brain and my lower left leg AT ALL. It is my brain that is LITERALLY standing in the way. There is no uninterrupted pathway from my leg to my brain. It is like trying to drive a car over a river in which there is no bridge. It is utterly impossible.

My talus bone has died. And no matter how I try to will my foot to move it will always remain dead due to the lack of blood supply. That dead bone has got to come out one way or another to prevent infection from setting in. Whether it is due to a talus replacement with metal or chopping the foot off remains to be seen.
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Postby Boogieman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:25 am

Wow.....Carter was just trying to encourage you to think positive. No need to cut his head off along with your foot.
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Postby twister » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:51 am

:axe: Bwahahaha! Let's have a double amputation party...
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Postby twister » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:34 pm

Thanks Dave, for the cane! I am slowly transitioning over to a straight tipped cane (in the house only) from the quad-based cane.

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Postby turtle81 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:34 pm

Only very lucky people get a cane from Dave.

Cool shoes!
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Postby twister » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:40 pm

turtle81 wrote:Only very lucky people get a cane from Dave.

Cool shoes!


Ha! Did you notice that my left shoe NEVER points straight, it just goes wherever it feels like it? I didn't notice it was pointed out until I saw the photo. :(
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Postby turtle81 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:57 pm

You don't have to tell people that, it just looks like you're striking a pose.
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Postby Boogieman » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:40 pm

twister wrote:Ha! Did you notice that my left shoe NEVER points straight, it just goes wherever it feels like it?


Be happy it's your foot....some people's eyes do that.
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Postby Magnum » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:41 pm

Looking good!!!!
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Postby Garmachi » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:33 pm

Get back at work, ya lazy so n so!

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Postby Magnum » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:00 am

Garmachi wrote:Get back at work, ya lazy so n so!

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No kidding. Move this hot arid weather some wheres else!

Hopefully all works out as far as getting back at it. Let us know.
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Postby twister » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:02 pm

Why is it that everyone is out of town today of all days? My NOAA Rep is out until July 31st and my boss is not back in until Saturday! I found another contact at NOAA to fax my work status report to and we found out last night that I can reclaim my prior position not one year from the day of the accident, but one year from the day your first workers comp payment was dispatched from DOL and that is July 21st! So I am scrambling to get all this stuff taken care of. :roll:
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